A record 30 prospects will attend the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft in New York City, the NFL announced Tuesday. The highly-anticipated event will kick off in primetime at 8:00 p.m. EST on Thursday night, May 8.

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Four of the 30 prospects are quarterbacks (Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garoppolo), five are offensive tackles (Greg Robinson, Taylor Lewan, Jake Matthews, Morgan Moses and Cyrus Kouandjio), seven are receivers (Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, Odell Beckham Jr., Marqise Lee, Jordan Matthews and Cody Latimer) and one is a tight end (Eric Ebron) that could crack the Top 10.

13 defensive players will also be in attendance, including DE Jadeveon Clowney, DE Kony Ealy, DT Timmy Jernigan, DT Ra’Shede Hageman, DE/OLB Khalil Mack, LB C.J. Mosely, OLB Ryan Shazier, CB Kyle Fuller, CB Bradley Roby, CB Jason Verrett, CB Justin Gilbert and safeties Calvin Pryor and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of GridironGrit.com.  Follow him @_MichaelGartman on Twitter.  

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